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Åsa Sonjasdotter and Daniela Zambrano Almidón

Peru, Sweden

Papitas Tarpuycha/Earthing Potatoes, 2011-ongoing

Papitas Tarpuycha/Earthing Potatoes is a collaborative project involving a site-specific installation, workshops and a Quechua food ritual. The work is centred on the potato, a staple in the Andes and a common crop all over the world. The project explores and restores nonauthoritarian food relations, following migratory trajectories of potatoes and reflecting on migration, food production and ancestral techniques of cooking on the land and in the community.

BIO
Åsa Sonjasdotter
(b. 1966) is an artist who works with plant breeders, farmers and gardeners for the regeneration and reclaiming of the remaining peasant-bred crops that were threatened by monoculture practices. She initiates collaborations in which real and speculative narrative processes are set in motion; these take place in the fields, where narratives may be formed by and with the crops. She currently lives and works in Sweden and Berlin.

Daniela Zambrano Almidón (b. 1993) is a Peruvian-Quechua researcher and interdisciplinary artist with experience in artistic projects and research on Andean-Amazonian popular culture in Peru, migratory groups, interculturality and memorial culture. Since 2011, she has been working on researching textile art with the EnRedLanita Project. She is Director of the project, Tejiendo Caminos, a decentralised intercultural art project founded in 2014 together with community leaders, regional environmental activists and artists. She is also Founder of Ashlanqueras Collective, the Laboratory of Interventions in Urban Public Space in Lima, and of the Yakunewen association in Berlin.

INFORMATION

  • Papitas Tarpuycha/Earthing Potatoes. 2011-ongoing. Mixed media.